ConnexUs Thursday Talk | Climate Security Knowledge-Sharing Campaign: Climate Action as Peacebuilding in Iraq

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10:00 AM TO 10:45 AM
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
Search for Common Ground, USAID & ConnexUs
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Join us on April 6th at 10AM Eastern Time (15:00 West Africa Time) for this week’s ConnexUs Thursday Talk on using climate action as a means for peacebuilding in Iraq. Our featured speaker will be Martha Gillberg of Search for Common Ground – Iraq. During the talk, we will discuss the significance of climate action as a tool for peacebuilding, particularly in Iraq, and Search for Common Ground’s integrated approach to climate security and peacebuilding. Register now to join this discussion.

Climate Security: Finding Shared Solutions to Shared Challenges

Addressing climate security requires an understanding of the best practices and lessons learned in the joint challenges of climate change, conflict, and human security. By considering the link between climate change and conflict and taking a comprehensive and integrated approach, the development sector and related fields can reduce the risk of conflict and instability and promote peace and security.

Together, USAID’s Center for Conflict & Violence Prevention & ConnexUs are hosting Climate Security: Finding Shared Solutions to Shared Challenges, an online crowdsourced knowledge-sharing campaign running from February and April 2023.

This knowledge-sharing campaign is designed to promote discussion, shared learning & collaboration among peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian practitioners. As a crowdsourced platform for social impact in conflict-affected areas, we invite you to participate however you can from wherever you are. The campaign will feature global discussions on ConnexUs, ConnexUs Thursday Talks webinars, knowledge sharing, & more. Sign up to stay up to date on the campaign & opportunities to participate.


Martha Gillberg

Martha Gillberg is a Program Associate on Search for Common Ground’s peacebuilding program ‘Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action’ (JISRA)- a 5 year-long program promoting FoRB in the ISIS-liberated areas in Iraq. She works closely with our implementing local partners and supports the planning, execution, and managing of the multi-stakeholder dialogues with religious leaders, youth, and women. Martha previously led Search Iraq’s climate change advocacy efforts, which raised awareness of the link between climate change and conflict in Iraq, and created an effective and enduring space for civic engagement, particularly among youth and grassroots actors. As a part of Search’s climate advocacy efforts, Martha appeared on Iraqi radio to empower youth climate action and engagement. Outside of Iraq, she worked on EU post-conflict reconstruction policy and research with the European Research Council and European crisis response with a local Greek NGO. Her areas of expertise include mediation, post-conflict transformation, peacebuilding, FoRB, and climate security within the context of the Middle East and specifically Iraq. She holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE).